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Swiss-Belhotel Opens Regional Office in Athens

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Swiss-Belhotel International has opened a regional office for Europe in Athens, Greece.

The group's Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull said negotiations were under way on a number of management opportunities in Europe, with three hotels expected to be in place late this year.

"We have long been looking at investing in Europe and the new regional office will provide us with a springboard into the market," Gavin said. "We have achieved success in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and we feel the time is now right to take our nine international brands into Europe."

To head the expansion, Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Mr. John Lagos Vice President Operations and Development Europe and The Balkans.

Mr. Lagos is an Australian national with more than 40 years of international hotel management experience in New Zealand, Australia, the US, Vietnam, Russia, the Middle East, Greece and Egypt.

Swiss-Belhotel International has targeted managing 250 hotels and resorts by 2022. The company currently has more than 125 hotels, resort and projects. It has a presence in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Georgia, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Swiss-Belhotel, Greece, Office, Athens

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